Norman Yaffe

Aircraftman 2nd Class, RAF Charlottetown
Service number 1673290
Died 30 Jun 1943
Buried Chartersville (Tiferes Israel) Cemetery, Canada
Age 19

Headstone Inscription

Norman was born in 1924 in Liverpool, Lancashire to Polish born parents Isaac and Esther nee Bernstein and he was the youngest of eleven children. Their father Isaac, who worked as a tailor, served in WW1 in the 9th Russian Labour Corps in France.

Norman enlisted at the end of 1941 and commenced training as a wireless operator. He was sent for training at RAF Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Norman had just completed a ground test on the wireless of an Anson aircraft when he walked across the tarmac towards a hangar. The aircraft started to taxi across the tarmac when Norman turned into its path and was struck and killed by the starboard propeller.

Norman was buried in Monckton Jewish Cemetery as there is no Jewish cemetery on Prince Edward Island. His name is inscribed on the Roll of Honour at Childwall Synagogue in Liverpool.

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Chartersville (Tiferes Israel) Cemetery, Canada.
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